NEH Awards 2018 Grants to 18 States for Additions to Chronicling America

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Every early August, the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) announces their grant awards for the year.  This year they awarded $43.1 Million for 218 humanities projects nationwide.

This is great news for we users of Chronicling America, because very year about a dozen or more states receive grants to digitize additional newspapers that will be aided to Chronicling America.

This year, to “Support the creation of a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all states and U.S. territories, 18 grants, totaling $4.5 million” were awarded.

Below is a state by state summary of their project that in conjunction with the National Digital Newspaper Program, that results in the additions of more pages to Chronicling America.

This is taken from NEH Office of Communications document regarding each award.

Alabama

Project Title: Alabama Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Alabama newspapers published between 1813 and 1922 as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program.

This means that Alabama is NOW a member of the National Digital Newspaper Program! So the state now turns green in the above map. Great news for Alabama researchers!

Alaska

Project Title: Alaska Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Alaska newspapers published prior to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). 

California

Project Title: California Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of newspapers published in California between 1920 and 1940, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). 

​Colorado

Project Title: Colorado Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Colorado’s historic newspapers published between 1859 and 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)

Illinois

Project Title: Illinois Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Illinois newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). 

Iowa

Project Title: Iowa Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: The digitization of 100,000 pages of Iowa newspapers dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the state’s continuing participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Maine

Project Title: Maine Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Maine newspapers, dating from 1785 to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Maryland

Project Title: Maryland Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Maryland newspapers published prior to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Michigan

Project Title: Michigan Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Michigan newspapers, dating from 1941 to 1945, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Montana

Project Title: Montana Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Montana newspapers dating from 1864 to 1963, as part of the state’s continuing participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Nebraska

Project Title: Nebraska Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Nebraska newspapers published prior to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Nevada

Project Title: Nevada Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Nevada newspapers published prior to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

New Jersey

Project Title: New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of New Jersey newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

North Carolina

Project Title: North Carolina Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of North Carolina newspapers, dating from 1751 to 1963, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Ohio

Project Title: Ohio Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Ohio newspapers published between 1920 and 1960, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

South Dakota

Project Title: South Dakota Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: The digitization of 100,000 pages of historic South Dakota newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). 

Texas

Project Title: Texas Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Texas newspapers dating from 1860 to 1930, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Washington

Project Title: Washington Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Washington’s newspapers published between 1860 and 1960, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program.

This means an additional 1,800,000 pages will be added to Chronicling America as a result of these grants. Great news!

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